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[audio]Catherine Fieschi Conference Introduction - Demos
Catherine Fieschi, Director of Demos, introduces the Demos conference Making Public Services Personal.
Keywords: public policy; democracy; public services
Downloads: 213
[audio]In Loco Parentis - Demos
Demos launch their new report on the care system, In Loco Parentis, at One Birdcage Walk in the heart of Westminster. The report, funded by Barnardo's, is introduced by Celia Hannon, head of the Family and Society programme at Demos. Kim Catcheside, chair of the event, invites three speakers to respond to the report: Tim Loughton MP, Minister for Children and Families; Councillor Shireen Ritchie, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board; and Martin Narey, Chief Executive of Barnardo's...
Keywords: demos; barnardo's; think tank; thinktank; care; foster; in loco parentis; celia hannon; tim loughton; martin narey; kim catcheside; shireen ritchie
Downloads: 190
[audio]Demos event: Eppur Si Muove? - Demos
Demos and the Italian think tank Vision hosted a debate on 1st April on the next Italian general election, taking place in April 2008. Here are the talks from: Guglielmo Picchi - Forza Italia MP Sandro Gozi – Centre Left MP; Chairman Schengen Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Raffaele Fantetti - candidate for the PdL Dr Robert Leonardi - LSE, Jean Monnet Senior Lecturer in European Union Politics
Keywords: Italy; thinktank; demos; elections
Downloads: 1,645
[audio]It's a material world launch event - Demos
Audio from the launch event for the new Demos pamphlet 'It's a material world', which we held at Banqueting House on Friday 28th November.
Keywords: demos; think tank; politics; culture; conservation; heritage
Downloads: 139
[audio]Making Public Services Personal Audio - Demos
Audio from speakers at Demos's Making Public Services Personal Conference. For more information, please go to
Keywords: Public Services
Downloads: 480
[audio]Making Public Services Personal Audio - Demos
Audio from speakers at Demos's Making Public Services Personal Conference. For more information, please go to
Keywords: Public Services
Downloads: 141
[audio]Demos Security Lecture 2006: Sir David Omand - Demos
Sir David Omand, the former Security & Intelligence Coordinator at the Cabinet Office talks about the organisational changes required by Government to confront the changing national and international security environment. Sir David discusses how the Government can best approach organisational design for national security; what specific demands counter-terrorism has placed on the UK’s national security architecture and how collaboration across different sectors involved in security can be susta...
Keywords: security
Downloads: 1,617
[audio]Which Way's Left: Lessons from Labour's Past - Demos
Open Left and the Labour History Group held a joint event on where the Left should look for inspiration now. As the Left grapples with economic and political challenges, can Labourâs history offer a guide to weathering the storm? Four experts in Labour history will debate what the experience of RH Tawney, Herbert Morrison, Anthony Crosland and Charlie Turnock can contribute to the political and ideological renewal of the Left today...
Keywords: Demos; politics; left; history
Downloads: 33
[audio]The Skills Paradox Launch - Demos
On Thursday 11th December, Demos launched The Skills Paradox pamphlet. We welcomed David Lammy MP, Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property; Don Macdonald, Director of Work and Learning Services, St Mungoâs; David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills; Andrew Sich, Head of Corporate Affairs, City & Guilds. You can download the pamphlet from
Keywords: think tank; skills; politics; training; demos; social policy; public policy
Downloads: 114
[audio]Charles Leadbeater, Making Public Services Personal Conference - Demos
Charles Leadbeater introduces the findings from the new Demos pamphlet Making it Personal.
Keywords: public policy; democracy; public services
Downloads: 214
[audio]Demos Event: The Talking Cure Launch - Demos
On Wednesday 14th May Demos launched a new pamphlet, The Talking Cure. Here you can listen to the speeches and Q&A session from the event. You can download the download the pamphlet at
Keywords: NHS; healthcare; thinktank; public policy
Downloads: 238
[audio]David Cameron launches Demos' Character Inquiry - Demos
Demos is delighted to announce a new inquiry investigating 'character' and its importance in public and social life. Conservative Party Leader David Cameron MP delivered a keynote address entitled 'Building the Responsible Society: The importance of parenting and early years support'. Responding were Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder and Director of Kids Company and Frank Field MP.
Keywords: Demos; think tank; politics; character; parenting; welfare; marriage
Downloads: 132
[audio]Demos Event: Nudgonomics - Demos
On March 25th Demos hosted Richard Thaler and John Kay. Chaired by our Director Richard Reeves, they were talking about the 'Nudge', and the role 'nudges' might play in the regulation and recovery of the financial services and banking sectors.
Keywords: economics; public policy; think tanks; politics; power
Downloads: 150 (1 review)
[audio]Launch of Demos' Open Left project - Demos
Audio fromthe launch of Demos' new Open Left project.
Keywords: Demos; think tank; politics; left; labour; open
Downloads: 103
[audio]Demos event: Progressive Conservatism Project Launch - Demos
Audio from the launch event for Demos' Progressive Conservatism Project. Featuring contributions from David Cameron MP, leader of the Conservative Party; Phillip Blond, Director of the Progressive Conservatism Project; John Gray; Will Hutton; John Cruddas MP and Oliver Letwin MP.
Keywords: politics; conservatism; progressivism; demos; think tanks; ideas
Downloads: 1,529
[audio]Through a Web Darkly - Demos
On Friday 27 May, Demos hosted a panel discussion on the impact of the internet on democratic culture, institutes and engagement. Featuring Evgeny Morozov, Dan Hind and Tom Chatfield, and hosted by Ben Hammersley, the event attempted to distinguish between the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the interaction between new media and our politics.
Keywords: Evgeny Morozov
Downloads: 77
[audio]Resilient Nation: Social media and resilience - Demos
In the second of our Resilient Nation podcasts, we tackle social media, and ask if it can help with building community resilience. Demos' Head of Security talks to Dominic Campbell, of FutureGov, and Demos Associates Justin Kerr-Stevens and Davis Steven.
Keywords: resilience; Demos; politics; socialmedia; democracy
Downloads: 1,894
[audio]Demos Security Series: Faisal Devji - Demos
In the second event in Demos' Security lecture series Charlie Edwards, Head of Security, introduced a lecture and presentation by Professor Faisal Devji, on his new book The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics. Professor Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality that animates other humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism...
Keywords: demos; politics; security; terrorism; think tanks; policy
Downloads: 725
[audio]Demos Be a Podcast: Career innovation - Demos
In this episode of Demos' Be A Podcast series, Peter Bradwell spoke to Jonathan Winter and Tony DiRomualdo of Career Innovation, authors of The Manifesto for the New Agile Workplace.
Keywords: work; career
Downloads: 1,371
[audio]Demos event: George Osborne 'On Fairness' - Demos
On 20th August, the think-tank Demos hosted Shadow Chancellor George Osborne MP. Here, you can listen to the speech 'On Fairness', and to Demos Director Richard Reeves' introduction.
Keywords: think tank; politics; fairness; democracy
Downloads: 1,329
[audio]Demos Podcast: Art and Social Change - Demos
Demos researcher Samuel Jones recently spoke at an event held by Peckham Space. Here you can listen to Sam's talk, along with his fellow panel members Saul Albert, from The People Speak, and artist Harold Offeh, and some of the discussion that was opened up to the audience.
Keywords: Demos; think tank; politics; art; social change
Downloads: 2,071
[audio]Be A Podcast Volume One - Demos
This is the first of our 'Be a Podcast' series; a chance for people to air the ideas they think are exciting and important for a new audience. They each last around six minutes. In this volume: 1. Richard Sandell tells us about his book 'Museums and the reframing of difference', looks at the capacity of museums to change the way we perceive other cultures, minorities and interest groups. 2. Anamaria Wills talks about what distinguishes Creative Entrepreneurs from normal entrepreneurs and how man...
Keywords: politics; soapbox; culture
Downloads: 5,311
[audio]Production Values: Futures for Professionalism - Demos
In the second of Demos' podcast series, John Craig takes us through his 'Production Values' pamphlet, providing fascinating insights into the nature and state of professionalism. What does it mean to be a professional? What trends have affected the profesional's status? How has government responded? John answers these questions and argues we need a set of design principles that help professionals and the public work together to build shared autonomy.
Keywords: Politics; Professionals; Policy; Government
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[audio]Demos Podcast: The Mobile Conference - Demos
Demos has been working with the Camberwell School of Art for a while, helping to think about the Peckham Space project. This podcast features recordings from the Mobile Conference, which was held in association with the South London Gallery to celebrate and reflect on the projects that have so far been a part of Peckham Space. The main theme was the relationship between art and social change. The podcast features recordings from the closing 'unlecture' from the conference, and a discussion betwe...
Keywords: demos; think tank; camberwell school of art; art; social change; politics
Downloads: 826
[audio]Demos podcast: Making It Personal - Demos
In this Demos podcast, Peter Bradwell talks to Niamh Gallagher and Jamie Bartlett, two of the authors of the new Demos pamphlet Making It Personal. This report advocates a simple yet transformational approach to public services â self-directed services â which allocate people budgets so they can shape, with the advice of professionals and peers, the support they need. This participative approach delivers personalised, lasting solutions to peopleâs needs at lower cost than traditional, inflexi...
Keywords: public services; public policy; democracy; social care
Downloads: 2,939
[audio]The Public Value of Security - Demos
Your host Charlie Tims talks to Charlie Edwards about John Reid's visit to Demos and Demos' work on security - and how we need to talk about working together to collaboratively produce the public value of security.
Keywords: Security; democracy
Downloads: 1,610
[audio]culturaldiplomacypodcast - Demos
In this Demos podcast John Holden, Samuel Jones and Kirsten Bound join Charlie Times to discuss their pamphlet 'Cultural Diplomacy'. They talk about the emerging role of culture in international relations, and how our perceptions of the world around us are shaped by engaging with culture in various ways.
Keywords: Podcast; Cultural; Diplomacy; Demos
Downloads: 1,901
[audio]Their Space Podcast - Demos
In the seventh Demos podcast, and the first of 2007, Hannah and Celia talk about the report Their Space: Education for a Digital Generation. The project, funded by the National College for School Leadership, explores the skills that young people are learning through their use of new technologies and makes suggestions for how schools and policy makers should respond.
Keywords: technology; education; young people
Downloads: 4,597
[audio]Policy Beats: Young Leaders - Demos
The first of the London-based think-tank Demos' new series of weekly podcasts, Policy Beats. Jamie Bartlett and I will be out and about hunting for new policy ideas and speaking to leading figures from social and public policy. Thereâll be a new episode every week. The aim is that in ten minutes youâll be the pub expert on our weekly topic, or your money back. We start with an interview with young leaders from the three main political parties - Elaine Bagshaw from Liberal Youth, Michael Rock f...
Keywords: think tank; demos; policy; politics; society
Downloads: 917
[audio]The Demos Power Debate: Liberal Democrats - Demos
'Power to the peopleâ has become the political slogan of the summer, yet competing visions and sentiments lie behind it. What has to be done for this to be more than an empty phrase? This Demos in-conversation with Vince Cable MP and Richard Reeves of Demos will ask what it means to redistribute power between citizen and the state; where the balance of power should lie; and if the Liberal Democrats are prepared to do the most to truly give power to the people.
Keywords: think tanks; demos; politics; power; liberal democrats
Downloads: 350
[audio]Demos Podcast: Bill Ivey and Expressive Life - Demos
in June Demos launched 'Expressive Lives', a pamphlet about why expression is important for our citizenship and democracy. Just after the launch, Peter Bradwell and Samuel Jones caught up with Bill Ivey, whose book Arts Inc. inspired the work, in the depths of the Royal Opera House. They asked him why he thinks encouraging and supporting expression is so important and what arts institutions and governments need to do differently...
Keywords: Demos; think tank; politics. art
Downloads: 1,225
[audio]Ian Bremmer at Demos - Demos
Just prior to his talk at Demos last Thursday, Ian Bremmer discussed nations, states, openness and J-Curves with Catherine. It was a topical, wide-ranging and fasincating chat. Luckily, we had the tape-recorder firing and you can listen in here. It's the sixth Demos podcast. What is the J-Curve? The J-Curve book argues that for a nation that is "stable because it is closed" to become "stable because it is open," it must survive a period of dangerous instability...
Keywords: foreign affairs; demos
Downloads: 876
[audio]Demos Event: The US Elections - Demos
Last Monday, 20th October, Demos hosted a talk about the 2008 US elections, with participants debating how transformational the results might be. Richard Reeves, Demos' director, chaired the event, with talks from Rick Perlstein, author of 'Nixonland'; Jonathan Freedland, columnist at The Guardian; Jim Sciutto, Senior Foreign Correspondant at ABC News; and James Crabtree, Senior Editor at Prospect.
Keywords: US elections; thinktank; Demos; politics; democracy
Downloads: 1,077
[audio]Clay Shirky at Demos - Demos
On Monday 14th July we were delighted to host Clay Shirky in the Demos event space. He was in conversation with Paul Miller, CEO of School of Everything and Demos Associate. They spoke around the themes of Clay's book, Here Comes Everybody.
Keywords: internet; collaboration; politics; think tank
Downloads: 1,587
[audio]Demos Podcast: Compelling or compulsion? - Demos
On Tuesday 2nd June Demos hosted a roundtable, with 'V', looking at new MORI research into young people's attitudes to volunteering and ideas about compelling young people to perform a civic service. In this podcast, Peter Bradwell speaks to some of the participants about whether they think compulsory volunteering is a good idea, and what young people might get out of it.
Keywords: demos; think tank; politics; volunteering
Downloads: 1,161
[audio]The Power Gap - Demos
What makes a person powerful? How is power distributed, and who are the least and most powerful in the nation? As leaders lay claim to this agenda, Demos has investigated which people around the country have real power over their lives. The Power Gap uses new measures to map how power is distributed across constituencies in Britain today. The results are both startling and indispensable to anyone who believes in giving power back from government to people...
Keywords: politics; Demos; power; democracy
Downloads: 1,251
[audio]Demos Podcast: Richard Reeves on Progressivism - Demos
This week Demos launches a new project called 'Progressive Conservitism'. In this podcast, Demos Director Richard Reeves discusses what he takes 'progressive' to mean. He talks about how he understands the political parties' progressivism, whether the economic downturn threatens progressive goals, and whether there are lessons to learn from President Obama's upbeat and inspiring politics.
Keywords: politics; progressivism; think tanks; democracy; power; demos; conservatives
Downloads: 1,333
[audio]Demos Security Event Series: Dr David Kilcullen - Demos
On 11th May 2009 Charlie Edwards, Head of the Security Programme at Demos, introduces a lecture and presentation by Dr David Kilcullen on his new book, The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One. The lecture is the first in Demos' series of Security lecture. Dr Kilcullen argues that war in the post-9/11 world is very different to what might have been expected. Counterinsurgency and protracted guerrilla warfare, not shock and awe, are the order of the day...
Keywords: demos; security; politics; terrorism; think tank
Downloads: 234
[audio]Demos Podcast: St. Mungo's, Health and Homelessness - Demos
Demos' Jack Stilgoe talks to Peter Cockersell of St. Mungo's, about their new work on the challenges of health and homelessness.
Keywords: homeless health demos think tank politics inequality
Downloads: 1,253
[audio]Working Progress - Demos
In Demos' first podcast, Duncan O'Leary and Sarah Gillinson discuss their new pamphlet 'Working Progress' with Charlie Tims. They talk about reconnecting young people and organisations - and new ways of fixing the 'disconnect that exists between young people and the organisational cultures they encounter in the workplace'.
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[audio]Demos Podcast: Hasan Bakhshi - Demos
Samuel Jones talks to Hasan Bakhshi, Director of Creative Industries at Nesta, about how economics can provide the tools to 'measure' and validate the intrinsic value of art. Talking around his essay 'Measuring intrinsic Value', Hasan argues that the reluctance to use rigorous economic methods has hindered rather than helped the case for the arts.
Keywords: demos; think tank; culture; art; economics; society
Downloads: 1,332
[audio]Open Left: Rewiring the British Left - Demos
Today's uncertainties require us to look again at our political values and beliefs. The terms âLeftâ and âRightâ are tossed about in political debate, yet there is no consensus about what being on the Left means in the UK. In this event, chaired by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Tessa Jowell MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Olympics, London and Paymaster General; David Lammy MP, Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property at BIS; James Purnell MP for Stalybride and Hyde; Rt Hon Ro...
Keywords: Demos; think tank; politics; left; labour; open
Downloads: 153
[audio]The Politics of Public Behaviour - Demos
Jack Stilgoe talks to Duncan O'Leary about the latter's new pamphlet 'The Politics of Public Behaviour'. The pamphlet explores the role of government in influencing people's decision making, and argues that this is a new battleground for politics.
Keywords: politics; public behaviour; welfare state; liberalism; freedom; democracy
Downloads: 2,719
[audio]Demos Podcast: The Talking Cure - Demos
Demos has just launched a new pamphlet called The Talking Cure. Here, Senior Researcher Duncan O'Leary talks to authors Jack Stilgoe and Faizal Farook about why they argue the future of the NHS isn't just about structural or managerial reform - it is about about developing the relationships between patient and doctor. You can download the pamphlet for free at
Keywords: NHS; healthcare; thinktank; public policy
Downloads: 2,255
[audio]Demos Podcast: 'Wicked Jihad' - Demos
In this new podcast from the think-tank Demos, Jamie Bartlett talks about why we need to understand what the appeal of Al-Qaeda is. Counter terrorism policy in Western Europe is increasinly about preventing violent extremism before it arises, by lessening the appeal of groups like al-Qaeda. But we are still a long way from understanding what that appeal is. Most work written on the subject attributes the rise of violent extremism to broad sructural factors such as foriegn policy, societal discri...
Keywords: terrorism thinktank Demos politics security
Downloads: 1,479
[audio]Demos Podcast: Liam Byrne on A More United Kingdom - Demos
Liam Byrne, MP for Hodge Hill and Minister for Immigration talks to Demos' Peter Harrington about his new pamphlet A More United Kingdom.
Keywords: britishness; think tank; demos; politics
Downloads: 1,407
[audio]Demos' Capabilities Launch: Emma-Jane Cross - Demos
Emma-Jane delivered this speech â a call for both respect and support for young people - at Demos when she appeared on a panel at the launch of Demos' Capabilities Programme on 13 May 2009. You can find out more at
Keywords: think tank; demos; politics; young people; policy; character
Downloads: 275
[audio]The Everyday Democracy Index - Demos
Duncan O'Leary talks to Kirsten Bound and Paul Skidmore about the launch of their new pamphlet, 'The Everyday Democracy Index'.
Keywords: EDI; Everyday; Democracy
Downloads: 1,277
[audio]Stop, Collaborate and Listen - Demos
Demos' Charlie Tims talks to Charlie Edwards and Hannah Lownsbrough about security policy and it's impact upon marginalised communities. In a fascinating exchange, the researchers get stuck into the detail of John Reid's recent speech at Demos and outline some alternative visions for a properly 'joined-up' security approach.
Keywords: Security; communities
Downloads: 1,726 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Demos Podcast: Resilience and the Voluntary sector - Demos
This is the first of our Resilient Nation podcast series. Head of Demos' Security programme Charlie Edwards talked to Jacqui Campbell, Director of Communities, Customers & Housing, Dacorum Borough Council; Mary Dhonau, Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum; Martin Fenlon, Assistant Director, Emergency Planning College; Kathy Settle, Deputy Director, Local Response Capability, Cabinet Office and Moya Wood-Heath, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection Adviser, Red Cross.
Keywords: think tanks; resilience; politics; demos; security
Downloads: 1,132
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